Presenting Our Keynote Speaker
Sallie L. Krawcheck
CBS MBA '92
President of Global Wealth & Investment Management
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Sallie L. Krawcheck is president of Global Wealth and Investment Management for Bank of America, one of the largest wealth management businesses in the world with $2.1 trillion in total client assets. Global Wealth and Investment Management provides comprehensive wealth management to affluent and high net worth clients. It also provides retirement and benefit plan services, philanthropic management and asset management to individuals and institutions.
Prior to joining Bank of America, Krawcheck was the chief executive officer and chairman for Citi Global Wealth Management, responsible for the Citi Private Bank, Citi Smith Barney and Citi Investment Research. During her time as CEO, she was also a member of Citi’s senior leadership committee and executive committee.
Krawcheck joined Citi in October 2002 as chairman and chief executive officer of Smith Barney, where she oversaw the global management of the Smith Barney and Citi Investment Research businesses. In 2004, Sallie was appointed chief financial officer and head of Strategy for Citigroup Inc. Prior to joining Citi, Krawcheck was chairman and chief executive officer of Sanford C. Bernstein & Company, where she became one of the most influential voices for research quality and integrity.
Krawcheck has been listed as one of Fortune magazine’s “Most Powerful Women” in business for seven years between 2002 and 2009. U.S. Banker ranked her first on its list of “25 Women to Watch” in 2009. Forbes magazine, in 2006, listed her as No. 6 in the rank of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.” She was also the recipient of CNBC's “Business Leader of the Future Award” in 2007. In 2002, she was recognized as one of Time magazine’s “Global Business Influentials” and, in 2003, Fortune magazine named her the “Most Influential Person Under the Age of 40.”
A native of Charleston, South Carolina, Krawcheck attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on the Morehead Scholarship and graduated in 1987 with academic honors and a Bachelor of Arts. In 1992, she received a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.
An active participant in the affairs of her alma maters, Krawcheck has endowed her former secondary school, The Porter Gaud School, with the Krawcheck Scholarship, a needs-based scholarship awarding full tuition to students of exceptional aptitude. She is a member of the board of directors of BlackRock, Inc., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Foundations, Inc., and Carnegie Hall; the board of overseers of Columbia Business School; and the board of trustees for The Economic Club of New York.